Lawrence William Cooper, 89, of Rockford, IL died Sunday April 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm at Wesley Willows Nursing Center. \r\r\n\r\r\nBorn January 16, 1927 in Manchester Township, Boone County, Illinois. Oldest of four sons born to Charles and Hattie (Black) Cooper. Married the love of his life, Mary Jane Asche on June 2, 1945 in Freeport, IL. \r\r\n\r\r\nLawrence worked a variety of jobs before settling in at Aqua Matic, where he worked for 33 years, retiring in 1992. He also spent 30 years owning and operating Cooper’s Water Conditioning with his brother Jerry. \r\r\n\r\r\nLawrence is survived by his children, Susan (Larry) Davis of Oregon, IL, William (Adele) Cooper of Jefferson, WI, Sally Stillman of Rockford, IL and Loretta (Michael) Hernandez of Kirkland, IL, brother Gerald (Rosie) Cooper of Durand, IL, sister in law Virginia Cooper of Davis, IL, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and good neighbors Carl and Boots Richards. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe is predeceased by his parents, wife on July 20, 2007, son Gary in 1949, brothers Roland and Howard. \r\r\n\r\r\nPer Lawrence’s request there will be no funeral ceremony. \r\r\n\r\r\nBurial will be Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery in Pecatonica, IL.